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BNT Honored with $25,000 Donation and Outreach Campaign from CVS Health Foundation

October 7, 2022 - In an effort to directly support the home states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts in which CVS is rooted, a new $2 million grant program called Hometown Fund was created by CVS Health Foundation to demonstrate their unwavering support for their local communities and invest in organizations they believe are making a big difference. Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) is...

October 1, 2022 – BNT featured in CT Post Article – Bridgeport Council seeks to give rental tenants a voice

BRIDGEPORT — CT Post Reporter Brian Lockhart interviewed BNT's CEO Doris Latorre regarding the substantial rise in rents in Bridgeport and the tremendous need to construct more affordable housing. Also interviewed were Councilman Ernie Newton and Scott Burns who agreed Bridgeport's City Council needs to act quickly in putting together commissions on fair rent and fair housing. Read the full article...

As luxury apartments near Bridgeport groundbreaking, BNT affordable apartment development is delayed

BRIDGEPORT — As Steelpointe’s Christoph family aims to break ground this fall on luxury apartments at the harbor-front East Side site, construction of BNT's affordable units the developers are backing a few blocks away per their contract with the city is delayed. “The project did compete for (state) low income housing tax credits this past January (and) lost by a couple points,” said Elizabeth...

HUD Publishes FY 2023 Fair Market Rents

HUD PUBLISHES FY 2023 FAIR MARKET RENTS FMRs Will Make It Easier for Families with Housing Vouchers - Including Vouchers Created Under this Administration - to Use Their Vouchers to Access Affordable Housing WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for Fiscal Year 2023. FMRs, published annually, are an estimate of the amount of money...

CT Mortgage Relief Program Now up to $50K for Residents Affected by Covid-19

August 17, 2022 – Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), a HUD-certified Resource Center for Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s (CHFA) newest mortgage relief program, MyHomeCT, hosted a MyHomeCT Seminar with CHFA at its Bridgeport office yesterday. Interested parties were invited to learn about the grant and eligibility requirements. The goal of MyHomeCT is to cure mortgage delinquencies and...

M&T Senior Mortgage Managers Visit BNT for Ideation

August 16, 2022 – Senior mortgage bankers Tim Frederick, EVP, Head of Mortgage Originations; Phil Swetz, SVP, Director of Product, CRA, Affordable Mortgage Lending; Andrea Kawakami, VP Residential Mortgage Sales Manager; and Moyah Smith, Retail Mortgage CRA Regional Sales Manager (first pictured left to right), gave a rare visit to BNT's offices yesterday. Much discussion centered around M&T's...

Fair Housing HUD

HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities

To Mark Disability Pride Month and the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities July marks the 2022 celebration of Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a comprehensive civil rights law for persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Fair Housing HUD

HUD Makes Over $30 Million Available to State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Partners

June 22, 2022 - HUD Makes Over $30 Million Available to State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Partners Funding increased 6.5% to support and promote fair housing nationwide The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced it has allocated $30.1 million in noncompetitive funding for HUD’s state and local fair housing enforcement agencies across the country under...

Senator Murphy Outlines a $123 Million Dollar Federally Funded Mortgage Relief Program at BNT

May 13, 2022 – Senator Chris Murphy held a press conference outlining the State of Connecticut’s new mortgage relief program, MyHomeCT, that assists homeowners who were financially impacted by the pandemic. Eligible applicants may receive up to $30,000 to help them with mortgage payments and real estate taxes. The announcement took place at Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), one of the...

Fair Housing HUD

HUD Announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities Across U.S.

May 17, 2022 - HUD Announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities Across U.S The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $10.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 formula grants to communities across the United States for housing and community development activities ranging from affordable housing development to public housing modernization to...

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